Basic Electrical Theory & Fault Finding Techniques

Two day course
On-site or classroom based
IMI approved course

More electronics and control systems are being used in the Motor Industry and Alexander Dennis have been at the forefront of these changes, introducing CAN lines and multiplexing. Some of these changes can seem daunting to Technicians, but it is clear that technology will keep advancing and that Technicians must keep up-to-date if they are to remain effective. The aim of this course is to introduce the basic requirements for electrical fault finding techniques, using the principles of Ohms Law and encouraging the use of a digital multimeter. Each delegate will receive a free digital multimeter to encourage them to practice their new skills. Electrical & diagnostic specialists are coming under greater pressure; therefore all Technicians should have a good understanding of electrical fault finding.

This two day course is aimed at Technicians involved in the maintenance and repair of Alexander Dennis buses. Delegates will be encouraged to develop their understanding by participating in practical exercises & discussion throughout the two days.

Delegates will learn about Ohms law and how to apply the principles to fault finding. We will teach them how to use a digital multimeter and the benefits of using one, how to carry out simple tests on circuits, such as measuring voltage, current, resistance and where best to do so and why.

Course content

  • Classroom presentation using components for demonstration, identification and testing.
  • Simple explanation of Ohms Law and how to apply to work related problems.
  • Investigating Multiplexing and CAN lines how they work, fault finding & testing.
  • Use of digital multimeter to improve fault finding techniques.
  • Specific multimeter tests, checking voltage, current and resistance.
  • Live trouble shooting and practical demonstration on training chassis.
  • Practical assessment including finding pre-set faults on training chassis.
  • Written assessment.
  • All students will receive full course material on CD.

Additional Information

  • Students must provide their own clean safety shoes for workshop areas.
  • Joining instructions and site information will be sent to you.
  • Results of individual assessments are available to employers on request.
  • Certificates issued to successful delegates. Valid for three years unless stated otherwise.

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